I already have installed icedtead-web and Firefox but can't make WebEx
work, after allowing the plugin it tries to connect to Cisco's and
Akamai's resources only to pop an error message seconds later saying
the installation failed, 'try again' (to no avail).
Have you folks made it run on your Fedora installations?
I waited until I had calmed down and edited this post. Originally it
was written on Sunday April 12.
This is a rant and there are bug reports due to my issues. Some are
automatic from the install issues and others created or to be created by me.
I have been working on this laptop all weekend but all the re-install
issues are from today(Sunday).
Laptop that was running F21 with a dual boot. All of a sudden Fedora
wouldn't boot. Three kernels in the grub list but none would boot. For
some reason, the /boot/efi partition couldn't be mounted when booting
into Fedora. It could be related to the bug I reported about not being
able to mount vfat partitions from rescue mode.
Grub would let me boot into rescue mode but then it wouldn't allow me to
mount vfat partitions. I submitted a bug on this.
Since that time, I have tried to re-install F21 onto the system. We
prefer KDE so I downloaded the KDE spin and tried that. Multiple
attempts with failures in each case. I will be submitting a bug
report(s) on the issues. I have pictures to show that the install was
stuck but still telling me that the install was complete.
Downloaded the normal 64 bit workstation install image, and tried that.
Two failures at least and one automatic bug created on the second
crash. First crash just froze the machine.
In all cases, it looks like the issue is related to partitioning the
drive. As this is a dual boot with Windows 8.1 secure boot (worked
before F20 to F21 using fedup) I was not expecting any issues as F21 as
it is better and ran better on this machine than F20.
Due to the windows install, the drive has partitions that are windows
related and cannot be moved or are hidden. Thus have to be worked
around. The Linux partitions are in the middle of the Windows partitions.
Second, I hate LVM. Have lost data in the past due to LVM so I won't
use it again unless I need to have the flexibility of LVM. EXT4 all the
I wanted to use the present partitions so I just tried to use them again
as I have in the past. The Installer didn't recognize them as being an
installed version. In the past, the installer would ask if I wanted to
repair the installed version of Linux. No joy. I tried to delete the
partitions with the installer partition program and reformat them using
the partition program. This is where it seemed to freeze on multiple
attempts. I have a photo of the screen showing that two partitions are
assigned the same number. It will be in the bug report. This happened
with both the KDE and the Gnome installs so it is related to both
I feel that the installer needs to be more like gparted so you can use
all the space. I now have blank spaces due to the installer
In the one case where the Gnome workstation install reported that it was
complete, the reboot grub menu still had the old kernels from the
previous install which wouldn't work.
I ended up using a live install to delete the partitions, and create a
BTFS partition with the blank space to ensure there was nothing there
using gparted (yum install in the live image). Removed the EFI/fedora
directories from the system and then tried to install again with the KDE
live. Failure!. One failure with the Gnome installer. The second
attempt with the Gnome install finally worked and is now updating. Hours
yet to get it up and configured for tomorrow morning for my son's school
day. Install KDE, KVM, and applications etc. Configure the system by
morning. It is going to be a late night.
At least his user directory is still there one of the partitions that I
didn't want to delete. Data was backed up to a USB stick just in case.
Yes, I am frustrated as I have said to many that Fedora is easy to
install and I am not drunk enough to not care. :) Now to submit bug
Something came up (had to learn 50 songs on drums in 1 week) but I'm
back now. I should have mentioned that this crashing problem with 37.0.1
occurs on Fedora 14 64-bit. I went to about 20 different sites, watched
it crash about 10 times, and sent in the crash report every time. And
no, it doesn't just occur on "questionable sites", it even happened on
one of mine which was essentially a blank page. Since I am on an old,
supposedly outdated distro I don't think I can use yum to update
After some effort I managed to locate and install version 36.0.4 64-bit.
Is as solid as a rock. I can't find any way to crash it, although
apparently the people at Mozilla are going to try. It immediately
downloaded the "updates" again, I'm assuming to 37.0.1, for the next time
I start it. Words can't express (and would be inappropriate for this
group) what I think of this. Does anyone know what is the best way to
keep it from actually applying the updates?
Thanks for every one who responded and I apologize for not replying back
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My Bluetooth mouse goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. The
light doesn't go off so I assume it's not the mouse itself. It takes
about 5 seconds or so of jiggling to get the screen cursor to reappear.
The kernel modules are:
bluetooth 486193 37 bnep,hidp,btusb,rfcomm
and they don't change during this whole process.
Where can I look for something to tweak to change this? I'm using KDE
Plasma5 on F21, if it's relevant (but I suspect it's not).
Many of us need akmods for our hardware.
But when the kernel crashes or ooops'es,
we are unable to send the crash report.
Since none of the crashes occur in the modules
inserted via akmods, why is the fedora abrt not
allowing thes ending of such reports?
At least provide a way for us to send them to
the place we got them from, namely rpmfusion
in this case, or other repos in other cases.
All abrt has to do is ask for the user's login
id and password and have it submit the report there.
this is the background to question:
Last week I set up my first Fedora (21) server - everything went well
until ... now, of course "I didn't do anything" (TM) ... all my network
configuration was gone.
First Aid was to set my NIC with the ip command - but this won't
survive a reboot.
Reading the fine manuals led me to NetworkManager and nmcli but
# systemctl status Networkmanager
Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
Active: inactive (dead)
doesn't look good.
So now my question: What would be "the" Fedora 21 way to set up a NIC
permanently from command line?
Thanks and regards
currently running fedora rawhide but i suspect this is a more
general fedora issue -- i could be wrong. whenever i plug in my HTC
android phone to my laptop (via USB), it's totally hit and miss
whether i get the phone's content mounted under /run/user/1000/gvfs,
which allows me to copy pics out of the gallery and so on.
sometimes it works fine, sometimes not. when i plug it in, the phone
typically displays "USB tethering [connected]" and "Media device [MTP]
connected", which is what i expect to see, but whether the mount
actually succeeds is unpredictable.
what driver/kernel feature is responsible for this? it would be
easier to debug if it wasn't so arbitrary about whether it worked or
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA